NHS Student Research Fund Recipients

The College of Natural and Health Sciences (NHS) launched in spring 2006 a new UNC Foundation account entitled the NHS Student Research Fund, which is intended to support research and research-related travel by NHS students. The fund has been supported through generous donations by faculty, staff, and friends of the College, as well as proceeds generated by the NHS Student Research Celebration. This new Foundation account is still in the building stages; however, the College designated some funds in order to allow a funding competition in the current academic year. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website at http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/.

The recipients of the NHS Student Research Fund for Fall 2013 are:

School of Biological Sciences

Michael Kelley - Undergraduate student – Project: Development of a system to study tripartite interactions among plants, beneficial soil microbes and insects

Ann-Elizabeth Nash - Graduate student - Project: Causes and Consequences of Sociality: Group Formation, Maintenance, and Benefits in the Spiny-Tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura similis

Vera Pikalova - Graduate student - Project: Stimulation of the ALR Increases TNF Production in Leishmania Infected THP-I Cells

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Amy Burzynski - Graduate student - Project: Relationships between lava lake thermal patterns and active eruption processes at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

School of Human Sciences

Pamela Krehbiel - Undergraduate student - Project: Social and Reading Inference Performance in Typically Developing College Students

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Donovan Anderson - Undergraduate student - Project: Methodology Development for DNA Conjugation of Quantum Dot/Gold Nano Particles

School of Sport and Exercise Science

Chris Repka - Graduate student – Project: Oxidative Stress Alterations Following an Exercise Intervention in Cancer Survivors

The next funding competition will take place in the Spring 2014. To make a donation to the Student Research Fund, please visit the UNC Foundation website: http://www.uncalumni.org/Foundation/